Due to Pinterest’s influence, the DIY wedding has become very popular. DIY weddings have a special kind of charm to them. Furthermore, because of the economy, a lot of people are seeking ways to save money.
Here are a few tips and tricks that we learned from my wedding of how to be a good steward of the Lord’s money.
Use what you have available to you – this could be anything from materials to skills. We happened to have a lot of wood in our backyard. Since I got married in February, we used the woody and had a forest-y theme. See below for pictures.
Also, use the skills that you have or that others have to create a unique wedding. For example, my talented aunt made a FABULOUS hot chocolate bar for our wedding. We were blessed to have the resource of her skill.
Make it yourself – this is the big compromise. It is not a compromise on cuteness or quality, but it is a compromise on time. We made our own invitations and programs. The invitation that we copied cost $5 on Etsy! And that wasn’t including the stamp! We figured that the total cost of our invitations was around $1.50. Much more affordable, but also much more time consuming.
Think outside of the box – I knew that having floral centerpieces would hike up the cost of flowers significantly. So I decided to use the wood from our backyard to make cupcake tiers for our centerpieces. We ended up with centerpieces that were not only functional, but phenomenal! (But I might be a little biased! 😉 )
Hopefully those tips are helpful to those of you planning your own DIY wedding!
Lastly, a big shout out to my family who was embossing envelopes, sawing centerpieces, and keeping me calm every step of the way. I love you!!